Liberals vote down Greens climate emergency motion with Premier claiming it 'frightens' children

Adam Holmes
Updated August 25 2021 - 5:36pm, first published 5:00pm
Premier Peter Gutwein said Tasmanian children he speaks with don't understand the state's emissions profile, while Greens leader Cassy O'Connor said it was disappointing he didn't participate in the debate.
Premier Peter Gutwein said Tasmanian children he speaks with don't understand the state's emissions profile, while Greens leader Cassy O'Connor said it was disappointing he didn't participate in the debate.

Premier Peter Gutwein has accused the Greens of "frightening" children after the party attempted to move a motion declaring a climate emergency based on the findings of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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